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Head coach: Gary Rankin

Gary Rankin is the winningest coach in Tennessee prep football history and the state’s only entrant in the 400 wins club. His 12 state championships is a TSSAA record. Photo by Cindy Nowlin

Years at AHS:12th season
Overall record:401-75 (TSSAA record for wins)
State titles:12 (TSSAA record)
Championships:Alcoa: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014, 2015; Riverdale: 1994, 1997, 2001, 2004
Notable:Already the state's winningest coach, Rankin became Tennessee's first entrant in the 400 wins club with Alcoa's 52-0 shutout of Pigeon Forge on Sept. 15, 2017.
Alma mater:University of Tennessee, 1977
Assistants:Brian Nix, Jonathan Harris, Richard Gamble, Brian Gossett, Justin Emert, Michael Fredieu, Kyle Harris, David Sweetland, Chris Collett, Billy Heady, Carlos Lopez, Austin Tallent